Mexican Citizen Illegally in the United States Sentenced as Methamphetamine Distributor
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Daniel Chona-Romero, 34, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. to 60 months’ imprisonment for distributing methamphetamine. Chona-Romero was also sentenced to a 3-year term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons. There is no parole in the federal prison system. Chona-Romero will be deported from the United States to Mexico after serving his prison term.
Chona-Romero sold methamphetamine to an FBI Confidential Human Source on two occasions, October 24, and November 1, 2018, yielding one ounce and two ounces, respectively. A forensic laboratory analysis showed the methamphetamine sold to be 95% pure. Chona-Romero was subsequently arrested by agents in Omaha.
This case was investigated primarily by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Updated July 10, 2020